Dipturus lemprieri Richardson, 1845

M. A. Treloar, L. J. B. Laurenson & J. D. Stevens, 2006, Descriptions of rajid egg cases from southeastern Australian waters., Zootaxa 1231, pp. 53-68: 64

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Dipturus lemprieri Richardson, 1845


Dipturus lemprieri Richardson, 1845   - Thornback skate

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Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia from the shore to about 170 m but usually in shallow waters less than 40 m (Last and Stevens 1994).


Egg case small, narrow, very slightly rounded in shape; colour fawn or brown (Table 1). Ventral surface almost flat, dorsal surface convex; dorsal surface with felty dense fibroids, ventral surface smooth with very fine fibroids; lateral keel absent. Attachment fibres evident on lateral margin; posterior and anterior horns flat, similar in length; posterior apron 2-3 times longer than anterior apron.